Mar 10, 2015

Oops!...I Did It Again...

Are you singing it, now?  :)

Yes, I did it.....  I said I wasn't, but I did.  It is truly in my blood. When I closed down our last space in December, I said I was done except for shows.  Or, I thought I was.  Well, after two months of not having a daily interaction with the business, I was missing it terribly and had to jump back in.  So, I contacted my good friend, Laura, about coming back "home".

Home being the largest Antique Mall in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.  R&R Antiques. We have been vendors there before, so I knew exactly where I'd be going.  The only difference is that this time I'll be doing a much smaller space with pieces that I can take in myself because Dean still has to be careful about heavy lifting.  Since his neck problems began last year, I've learned to handle a lot on my own - which isn't a bad thing!  His job is our bread and butter and he can't risk it - so this time I'll handle most of it myself.  It's really kind of liberating in a strange sort of way.  Of course, he still wants to help as much as he can, but I promised that I will not drag him there every weekend.

I plunged right back in and have had a very busy week.  Moving in, building walls (with my hubby's help), painting and getting things set up.  When we closed the last booth, I sold the whole trailer load of our inventory to an auctioneer.  In some ways I kick myself, but in other ways, I get new stuff!  Slowly, but surely, it's coming together and I'm going hunting for more tomorrow!

Here's a little sneak peek...and I still have a lot more to bring in!

Remember the Lane record chest from yesterday's post?  Here's the after!

I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Flow Blue.  LOVE!!

And here is the chest of drawers....

I used Real Milk Paint Co.'s Light Turquoise.

It chipped more than I had planned, but that's o.k.  It's part of what I love about Milk Paint.  I call this a Coastal Cottage Chic look - and the sides are tongue and groove giving it an even more cottagy feel.  It's perfect for a kid's room or in a beach home.  Find it at R&R Antiques (Booth 13), 1001 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA.

I took in some things that I had planned to take to Lucketts - and I've already sold that fabulous oak table!

Oh, I need to go shopping for more!  :)

'til next time!

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